Picks and Fingers Speed

Discussion in 'Acoustic BGU Questions and Comments' started by Cornfield, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. Cornfield

    Cornfield Blues Newbie

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    I think, "boy I got this" with each Example of the Picks and Fingers lessons, then Griff says "Let's pick up the pace a little bit". That's when I want to do my Pete Townsend impression and send another guitar to the luthier for repairs.
    Do not pass Go, do not collect $200.
     
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  2. Jalapeno

    Jalapeno Southeastern Michigan

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    Been there, done that ... more times than I’d care to remember :cry:

    But I always come back for more. Kind of like golf.

    Eric
     
  3. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    Just keep stretching yourself out then drop back a little, it'll get there
     
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  4. sdbrit68

    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    so true, I used to always do the play slow to get quick thing, worked until my first blues jam, I was on barre 1 and they were playing barre 12

    now, I try to go faster, make the mistakes, then go back and play proper
     
  5. Cornfield

    Cornfield Blues Newbie

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    It reminds me of learning to recite the Greek alphabet three times while holding a lit match.
     
  6. Cornfield

    Cornfield Blues Newbie

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    I've never liked using flat picks. I even play the mandolin with bare fingers. Since I got some of Griff's lessons I have been religiously using flat picks. Up til now I've used my 1.00 Clayton Acetal picks https://steveclaytonstore.com/product/acetal-triangle/ . They are pretty big but easy to grip. Today I switched to a smaller, tear drop shaped pick.
    With the smaller pick, I'm able to pick up a little speed.
     
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  7. Telypaul

    Telypaul Blues Newbie

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    I never realised just how bad my coordination was unit I started into lesson, for me its like starting from scratch and have never played before (playing nearly 60yrs halfway through BGU2)will I ever get past lesson 2? I have a thumb that insists on playing between the beats and other fingers that refuses to play with my thumb.
     
  8. sdbrit68

    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    isnt that just nuances and adding color to the music ?.......lol